Don’t read too much into Tamron Hall‘s latest selfie showing her outside the NYC studio where Today tapes — it looks like the 47-year-old was just driving by Studio 1A with no intentions of stopping! (“Heyyyyy,” she captioned the pic, offering no other context.) Still, the Twitter post is causing a stir online, considering Tamron abruptly left Today in February 2017 amid what was perhaps the NBC morning show’s most chaotic year.
True, Tamron might just be greeting her former Today colleagues with the selfie, but fans think she might actually be sending her former employers a different message. “The shade is real,” wrote one person on Twitter with another similarly adding, “Revenge is a dish best served cold. Smile, Tamron. We miss you.”
— Tamron Hall (@tamronhall) April 25, 2018
The Emmy-nominated broadcast journalist joined NBC News and MSNBC in 2007, and in 2010, she landed her own show, NewsNation. Then, in 2014, she made the leap to Today, helming the third hour of the program alongside Al Roker and becoming Today‘s first black female co-host.
But it all came crashing down a little more than a year ago. On Feb. 1, 2017, NBC announced Tamron would leave the network upon the expiration of her contract. That news came less than a week after we learned Megyn Kelly was taking over the third hour, replacing Tamron and Al in the timeslot. “Tamron is an exceptional journalist, we valued and enjoyed her work at Today and MSNBC and hoped that she would decide to stay,” the network said in a statement. “We are disappointed that she has chosen to leave, but we wish her all the best.”
Tamron was reportedly hurt, offended, and furious to be losing her Today spot and “wasn’t going to settle for sitting on the sidelines,” so she decided to exit the show, sources once told People. TV writer Mara Brock Akil, who based the show Being Mary Jane partly on Tamron’s career, said her friend is “a woman of integrity” who is “writing her own story.” So far that story includes Tamron’s continuing gig hosting Investigation Discovery’s Deadline Crime and, according to reports, her development of a new Hulu show titled Tamron’s Hall Pass. You go, Tamron!
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